DTP & Design
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Logo, website & MarCom material for the Féria de l'Air 2015 airshow in Nîmes, France (09/2015).
Website at Féria de l'Air 2015 (in French only).
First bird of the BFT group above, the Fouga Zéphyr was the naval version of the Magister trainer, used by the French Air Force and the Patrouille de France. In time, each bird acquired by the group will get its own derivative BFT roundel. To learn more about Zéphyr 28, see below.
A brochure for a Ryan PT-22 airplane, N53018, based in France. Available in French (PDF/6.5Mb), and very soon in English.
A brochure for N9767, a PBY-5A Model 28-5ACF based in France. Available in French (PDF/3Mb) and in English (PDF/3Mb). For an extended presentation of this unique aircraft, see the articles section below.
First bird of the Blue Fox Two group, Zéphyr 28 has flown for the French Navy and a number of private collectors before being acquired by the association. This promotional brochure is only available in French at the moment. (PDF/490Kb).
A preliminary study on DVD/book covers for a series of exploration/educational raids aboard long-range flying-boats such as Consolidated PBYs or Grumman G-111, retracing the great routes of commerce and discoveries throughout the ages, starting with the Silk Route. These would be undertaken under partnerships with TVs and schools with live blogs, Q&As, etc. See the three covers here (PDF/6.5Mb).
CAT9767: The slowest airplane... the fastest ship
An illustrated history of venerable PBY c/n 21996, from her launch in the 1940s to the present day. U-Boat Hunter, Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft, Transport Plane, Firefighter, Flying studio for the French TV channel TF1 on “Operation Okavango”... This Catalina performed virtually all the missions she was designed, then adapted for, and is still in flying condition today in France as N9767. This article is available in French (PDF/8Mb) and in English (PDF/8.2Mb).
Utility vs. Style: a closer look at PBY bow designs
“Utility vs. Style” focuses on the different PBY Catalina bow designs from the type's inception in the 1930's to the present day. Read more... (PDF/1.9Mb)
The following are a few aircraft design projects I have been playing with in the last few years. A big fan of amphibians and bush-flyers/explorers, I have taken existing aircraft and “modified” them to suit my “what-if?” needs... I hope you like and don't hesitate to email me to discuss them!
The Duckmeister — A perfect bush plane
The “Duckmeister” is a 4-seat amphibian twin engine aircraft, in effect a heavily modified Cessna 337 Skymaster Amphibian using a J2F-inspired central float. Read more...
The PBY-7AT — A 21st-Century air yacht
The “PBY-7AT” is a twin-engine flying-boat based on the proven design of the classic rugged PBY Catalina. A PBY airframe would be entirely stripped, redesigned and rebuilt to 21st century standards. Read more...
“Oleniok” — the Global Surveyor
The “Oleniok” is a twin-engine flying-boat based on the rugged Russian-built Beriev Be-12. A Be-12 airframe would be refurbished for long-range ocean surveys and other scientific missions. Read more...
Disclaimer: These projects are my own work only. The use of names and trademarks in this section is made purely for reference and speculation purposes, and is not and should not be associated with any actual or future project from either aircraft or equipment manufacturers. These projects do not pretend to represent any real vehicles beyond a prospective spec sheet, which is subject to change at any moment for any reason. All brands and trademarks belong to their respective owners.
MBA students of the IESE Business School in Barcelona deided to create a recipe book to support the charity Mary's Meals, dedicated to ensure that children in Africa but also other regions are fed at least one full meal every day when they go to school. The book was sold at a special charity event in April 2015 for 14.50 euros, a fee that covers one meal a day for one child for a full school year. This short extract showcases the foundation's goals and a few recipes. IESE/Mary's Meals Recipe Book (PDF/780Kb).
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Purkaia Software was an attempt to create an unofficial sequel to the survival/horror game "System Shock 2". Sadly it was never completed, however levels, objects, music and story were made freely available to all when the group decided to shut down operations. My contributions to the projects were in level design, plot development and copy writing. I also wrote the postmortem following our decision to call it quits. Find more at the Purkaia Software website